THE WORST IS YET TO COME
Nominated for the 2019 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Novel
“S.P. Miskowski brings us back to witch-haunted Skillute, and I couldn’t be happier. What I love about Miskowski’s writing is that no one is innocent; every character is her own haunted house, with closets full of skeletons pounding to get out. This is horror fiction for grown-ups: it doesn’t hold your hand, and it doesn’t flinch from consequences. Miskowski at her best.” – Nathan Ballingrud, author of The Visible Filth
For most of her fourteen years, Tasha Davis has languished in the rural-suburban town of Skillute, Washington. Her parents offer plenty of comfortable—if stifling—emotional support, but what she needs is a best friend.
In her final year at Clark Middle School, Tasha meets a strange, new classmate. Briar Kenny is the self-styled rebel Tasha wants to be, and the Davises are the kind of close-knit family Briar covets. A moment of unexpected violence spawns a secret between the two girls and awakens a mystery from the past.
Unknown to Tasha and Briar, their secret also attracts something monstrous from a forgotten corner of Skillute. The town is haunted by its history, scarred with the lingering spirit of broken and scattered families, abandoned real estate ventures, and old scores never settled between neighbors. But there’s more to the place than memory and legend. Beneath the landscape something malignant rages, and it will stop at nothing to find a route into the physical world.
“S.P. Miskowski is an absolute master at meshing the magical and the mundane, and this book is, to put it simply, deeply frightening.” – Lisa Morton, six-time Bram Stoker Award winner
“S.P. Miskowski returns to Skillute with The Worst is Yet to Come, a gripping, devastating tale about bad choices and deadly consequences, about unhallowed ground and the bad things that have us in their sights. I stayed up late to keep reading it, and when I was done, flipped right back to the first page to start it again. A tour-de-force thriller with horrors that lodge like a bullet in your heart. I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that Miskowski belongs on the bestseller shelves with King and in the classics with Shirley Jackson. This book is irrefutable evidence.” – Matthew M. Bartlett, author of Gateways to Abomination
The Worst is Yet to Come is a companion novel to the Shirley Jackson Award-nominated The Best of Both Worlds.
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Author: S.P. Miskowski
Publication Date: February 22, 2019
Paperback: $15.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax. Total Price $18.95
Print Length: 208 pages
Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing, an imprint of JournalStone